Posts Tagged ‘strength training’

machinists

28Sep16

So, like I mentioned, dealing with hand injury on my dominant side, and I won’t know the full extent until I see my doctor 10 days from now (MRI follow-up… initial injury over 5 weeks ago). As someone with degenerative disease, missing out on this much strength training is really frightening to me! I can’t […]


Not the dance we want to do… With MS, we constantly fight the battle of losing strength, right? I spend so much time lifting weights, or doing bodyweight exercise, or doing Pilates, to try to at least break even, and even that doesn’t feel like enough much of the time. Especially when my body doesn’t […]


I try not to be negative about my MS, whether here or in real life. But sometimes, I think it misleads people to believe that everything is all unicorns and rainbows. Which it isn’t, right? I have been tired. I have lost strength, and I’ve had moments of blurred vision–not to mention paranoia about losing […]


So, when I went on that month-long trip… (that blog is also woefully behind) I had plans to do some yoga in the room. Something to keep myself strong. But then, the incredible heat wave hit. Over 20 days of 90-105 degrees in Europe… and it’s humid there. Needless to say, there wasn’t a ton […]


Is something I embrace. I look forward to being sore the day after a workout. In fact… as an MS person… I’m nervous when I’m not. You see, DOMS occurs because when we work out (or even just move your body in ways it’s not used to), our muscles develop really miniscule tears. It’s in […]


Shortly after my diagnosis (defined by the only flare-up that I’m aware of), I started worrying about overall loss of strength. Of course–who wouldn’t? The first thing I thought, after the end of that flare-up, was–“good! No more current damage happening to my nervous system, I won’t have any more loss of strength than I […]


is this it?

14Apr15

Some days, I can’t help but wonder. I lift, I work out… a lot. I’m always sore somewhere. Yet I feel stagnant, or losing strength. This beast MS is slowly taking it away… Granted, winter quarter took away some of my workout time. I’m able to get to the gym more, as of a few […]


A few days ago, I started writing up my annual review, in the style of a few other bloggers. My first post only addressed travel, which is a high priority in my life. (I’ll admit it also gave me a few days to procrastinate on the other points…) So, what went well this year? Surviving […]


Happy Thanksgiving weekend to my fellow Americans! I have only had one significant relapse as an MS patient–the one in 2012 that diagnosed me (though I believe a series of events in 2008 may have been a flare-up as well, in addition to some minor events over the years). My MRIs have remained stable, since. […]


In the past year, I’ve noticed a significant drop-off in my body’s strength, in so many categories. (Mind you, there were three months in spring and early summer that I really couldn’t exercise due to multiple abdominal surgeries, which may have been the real culprit…) I’m trying to address that from a number of angles. […]